Seto & Utsumi (セトウツミ)
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Seto & Utsumi (セトウツミ)
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© 2016 “SETO & UTSUMI” Film Partners © Kazuya Konomoto (Akitashoten)

The most interesting film you’ll see about nothing in particular.



Seto and Utsumi seem like unlikely friends at first glance: Seto is a simple-minded teen who’s only good at soccer, while Utsumi is a brainy, anti-social loner. Seto ditches soccer in order to hang out with Utsumi and, in the end, that’s all they do: hang out by the river and talk about nothing in particular.

Seto and Utsumi’s meandering conversations are surprisingly poignant and reminiscent of American director Richard Linklater’s mumblecore flicks. Sosuke Ikematsu and Masaki Suda give charismatic and realistic performances as the high-school teenage pair.

Year: 2016
Length: 75 mins
Classification rating: Recommended for 12+

In Japanese with English subtitles.

  • Director
    Tatsushi Omori/
  • Producers
    Dai Miyazaki/ Takahiko Kondo/
  • Screenplay
    Dai Miyazaki/ Tatsushi Omori/
  • Original story
    Kazuya Konomoto/
  • Cast
    Sosuke Ikematsu/ Masaki Suda/ Ayami Nakajo/ Suzuki Takuji/ Eiki Narita/